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STS Wire 1/9/2018

In this Issue
  • Mastering the STS Pitch
  • Wearable Electronics Seminar: Novel Applications and Components
  • Be a Force of Nature: Landing an Environmental Job
  • Hard Earth Talk: Measuring Green
Mastering the STS Pitch 2017

Mastering the STS Pitch

Mastering the STS Pitch is a workshop designed to help STS majors articulate what STS is to future employers (family and friends too) based on their unique experiences. Each student will walk away with a pitch tailored just for them. This event is led by STS Writing Specialist, Kevin DiPirro, with the help of STS Director, John Willinsky, and Associate Director, Kyoko Sato.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 6:00PM-7:30PM | 200-201
Wearable Electronics Seminar: Novel Applications and Components
Wearable electronics has emerged as a new form of electronics that combines sensors and wireless communication to allow monitoring of vital information autonomously. Unlike typical sensor networks, wearable electronics need to form conformal and intimate contact with objects to be monitored. Furthermore, they have to be comfortable to wear while providing accurate information. Myriad applications for wearable electronics range from health monitoring, disease detection, robotics, robotic surgery, implantable electronics, driverless cars, structural monitoring, virtual reality and augmented reality. Read more.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2017 | 4:00PM-5:00PM | Jen-Hsun Huang Building, Room 305
Be a Force of Nature: Landing an Environmental Job
Come hear from our three environmentally-conscious panelists who are crusading toward a more sustainable world from three different angles. Panelists will give remarks on their career trajectories from advocacy and community organizing to technical jobs. They will offer advice to students who seek to integrate environmental work into their own future careers and share diverse perspectives on why addressing issues of environment and sustainability is crucial at this particular moment. Read more.
  • Diane Bailey, Executive Director of MenloSpark
  • Hannah Chen, ’16, Junior Engineer at San José Water Company
  • Barry Fischer, ‘08, Content and Editorial at Tesla Energy
Thursday, January 11th, 2017 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Room
Hard Earth Talk: Measuring Green
Before you can trim your carbon footprint, you need to measure it.
Every decision you make – what you eat, what you wear, how you travel – has a quantifiable environmental impact. The methodology to measure it is called life-cycle assessment. It’s messy. For example, the environmental impact of burning natural gas goes far beyond the burning; gas is used to make products from fertilizers to chemicals to plastics. Understanding the complexities of the details behind that chain will help you, in your own life, to begin to distinguish between environmental actions that just sound good and those that make a real difference. Read more.
Jacob Englander | PhD Student, Energy Resources Engineering
Thursday, January 11th, 2017 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | 
Roble Theater in Roble Hall

energyCatalyst Grants

energyCatalyst Grants: These small grants are meant to enhance the student experience by introducing new sustainable energy concepts and opportunities. Some examples of what the TomKat energyCatalyst Grant can be used for are: class trips, guest lecturers, and materials for course projects. These grants are available to faculty, academic staff, and students and are approved on a rolling basis. More details on this grant can be found here.

Human Rights Summer Internships
Interested in a summer internship related to human rights and international justice? Join us for lunch and hear directly from students who received funding from the Handa Center to pursue internships of their own design. Get inspired to plan your summer adventure, and learn if our internship and fellowship opportunities are the right fit for you. Handa Center summer internship funding applications are due February 9th. Read more.

Product Design Intern at Wish
Wish is looking for a Product Design Intern who is eager and excited to innovate in the ecommerce space at our San Francisco office. Design interns work collaboratively alongside designers, engineers, and product managers to conquer challenging problems and make a real impact on mobile ecommerce. Own the product and apply your range of product, interaction, and visual design skills to improve the usability of the app and develop new features for users around the world!
BEAM Job Postings
Policy Coordinator -  Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Clinical Data Curator - Stanford School of Medicine

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